Night at the Oscars |

Night at the Oscars

Cynthia Petro and Gustavo Trani enjoyed the Night at the Oscars party at the Ritz-Carlton. (MEH)

The Red Carpet led the way into the Ritz-Carlton when the second annual Black Tie Oscar Gala was held Feb. 25 to benefit Aspen Film (formerly Aspen Filmfest). Everyone dressed in tuxedos and ball gowns for the occasion, which included cocktails, dinner, dessert and, of course, great viewing of the Oscars, via television from Hollywood.It’s also the season for part-time Aspenites to come for spring skiing and late-season parties. Recently giving a luncheon for their longtime Aspen friends at Montagna at The Little Nell were world-travelers Carla “Beachcomber” and Jess Lutz. They are now off to Russia, Hawaii and Costa Rica.Brooke Sheffer, daughter of Barbi and Doug Sheffer of Basalt, earned highest honors for the fall semester at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. She is a member of the class of 2010.Victoria Work, a junior at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, was named to the dean’s list for academic achievement during the fall semester. She is the daughter of Stephanie and Horace Work of Snowmass Village and is a biology major with a concentration in cell and molecular biology, biochemistry. She is a graduate of Aspen High School.

At the Aspen Chapel Gallery, hanging through April 1, is a show titled “Seeing Red,” an exhibit of contemporary art. Artists who are displaying their work include Charles Andrade, Shelley Bogaert, Trevi Burkholder, Erin Dinsmoor, Sandy Johnson, Lou Kaplan, Jayne Mosher, Rick Parsons, Barry Sheehan and Betty Weiss.Undercurrent … It seems that the style for ladies this season is a plunging neckline.

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